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August 1978

Skeletal Trauma in Skateboard Injuries

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(8):751-752. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120330023004

• Thirty fractures resulting from skateboarding have been treated in the past six months at the Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Although there have been no serious or unusual injuries, this represents a substantial increase over the previous year. Awareness of the hazards of this sport is the first step in reducing the frequency and seriousness of these injuries. As a result of our experience, safety guidelines for skateboarding are recommended for the parents of enthusiasts. We hope adherence to these guidelines will greatly reduce the number of injuries.

(Am J Dis Child 132:751-752, 1978)